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Also Known As: Died: November 6, 2005
Born: Cause of Death: complications following an accident
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (2005)
In 1968, a film director and his crew shoot a scene involving an argument between a young married couple, Alice and Freddie, that builds in intensity until, in a fit of rage, Alice accuses her husband of being unfaithful--and gay. Cut to the present. The aging director is back filming the same acto
Partners in Crime (2000) as Director Of Photography
An ex-cop has to work with his ex-wife to solve a crime.
Murder, She Wrote: South By Southwest (1997) as Director Of Photography
Television movie based on the series, "Murder, She Wrote," which was broadcast on CBS from 1986 to 1996. Jessica Fletcher searches for a woman who witnessed the murder of a man trying to expose a serious flaw in a top-secret government satellite code.
Heartless (1997) as Director Of Photography
After receiving a heart transplant, Anne O'Keefe has disturbing dreams about her donor, murdered heiress Suzanne Hawks. Anne becomes obsessed with finding out more about Suzanne, transforming herself into the dead woman and taking over her life. She falls in love with Suzanne's husband Alex, but soo
Deadly Family Secrets (1995) as Director Of Photography
A New York executive witnesses a murder and discovers that the killer is her new brother-in-law. When her sister is nearly killed and her sister's children kidnapped to silence her, she must unravel the mystery behind the murder to save the kids and see justice served. Based on the 1950 novel "Vine
Beans Of Egypt, Maine, The (1994) as Director Of Photography
Based on Carolyn Chute's bestselling novel, America's underclass society as seen through the experiences of one family.
Vanished Without a Trace (1993) as Director Of Photography
Based on the true story of school bus driver Ed Ray, who fought to save himself and a group of school children from Chowchilla, California, who were kidnapped and then buried alive while being held for ransom.
Honor Thy Mother (1992) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on the true story of a North Carolina college student who plotted to kill his parents for money and whose mother survived the attack.
In a Stranger's Hand (1992) as Director Of Photography
When a businessman recognizes a girl from a missing-child poster, he joins forces with her mother to search for her.
Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading competitor.
Crazy From The Heart (1991) as Director Of Photography
A conservative high-school principal enters into a relationship a Mexican janitor.
Whatever Happened To . . .? (1991) as Director Of Photography
The story of two sisters, one a former child star bent on terrorizing the other who is confined to a wheelchair.
Dance 'till Dawn (1988) as Director Of Photography
A movie that follows the lives of several young people and their parents during a whacky and unpredictable Senior Prom night.
Inherit The Wind (1988) as Director Of Photography
An adaptation of the play based on the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925, in which a high school teacher in Tennessee was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The leading characters of Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond are thinly veiled portraits of the actual attorneys in the c
Convicted: A Mother's Story (1987) as Director Of Photography
A movie about the emotional and physical battle facing a mother in prison, and the psychological trauma that threatens to destroy her family. Billie Nickerson "borrows" some money from the cash drawer at work for her boyfriend Van. When Van fails to replace it, she is convicted of embezzlement and s
Guilty Conscience (1985) as Director Of Photography
Levinson & Link's cerebral thriller about a philandering attorney, debating with his alter ego assorted devious plans to do away with high-minded wife for the sake of his calculating mistress, while each has her own plans to do him in, provided the setting for this elegant if somewhat talky three-pe
Circle Of Violence (1985) as Director Of Photography
A movie examining parental abuse -- the abuse of older parents by their grown children. Georgia Benfield is a woman caught in the middle of a wrenching personal and financial crisis, and is forced to support her family when her husband leaves her for another woman. Her strength is further tested whe
Anatomy of an Illness (1984) as Director Of Photography
Humanitarian, lecturer and "Saturday Review" editor, Norman Cousins' controversial decision in the mid-1960's to cure himself of a debilitating spinal disorder after the medical community gave up hope provides the thrust of this dramatization of his book. Despite the physical disparity between Cousi
Happy Endings (1983) as Director Of Photography
In this first of two 1983 TV-movies with the same title, author/schoolteacher John Schneider and aspiring singer Catherine Hicks, his new apartment-house neighbor, discover romance on the rebound, being thrown together while still carrying torches for former lovers. An Emmy Award nomination went to
Face of Rage, The (1983) as Director Of Photography
Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983) as Director Of Photography ("Back There "Prologue")
Four separate stories in one movie. First a racist businessman gets the tables turned on him when he is transported back in time to being persued by Nazis in 1940s France, becomes an African-American at a KKK rally in the 1950s South, and and then a Vietnamese in 1960s Vietnam. The second story centers around an old man who makes the wishes of residents at a retirement home come true when he transforms them into youthful versions of themselves. In the third story a young woman on the road gives a ride to a little boy and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy''s imagination. And in the final story a man on a plane sees, but cannot convince anyone else that a mysterious creature is on the outside wing of the plane trying to sabotage the aircraft.
Take Your Best Shot (1982) as Director Of Photography
An actor struggling to keep his career alive and his marriage from unravelling is the plot outline of this romantic comedy from the team of Richard Levinson and William Link, a change of pace for the writing/producing pair whose usual stomping grounds are the TV mystery and the social drama.
Rehearsal For Murder (1982) as Director Of Photography
On the eve of her marriage to successful playwright Robert Preston, film star Lynn Redgrave, who had just made her New York stage debut, is found dead. Rejecting an official verdict of suicide, Preston arranges an on-stage reunion of all involved in his play to trap a suspected murderer. "Cold Readi
This Is Kate Bennett... (1982) as Director Of Photography
In this pilot to a prospective series about the adventures of a TV investigative news reporter and single mother, fictional Kate Bennett finds her life imperiled, along with that of her daughter, when she doggedly pursues the story of a sniper attack on several nurses.
Thornwell (1981) as Director Of Photography
The story of James Thornwell, whose accusation that the U.S. Army used mind control drugs on him to force him to confess to stealing secret documents while stationed in Orleans, France, in 1961, led Congress to award him $625,000 in damages nearly twenty years later. Harry Moses, who produced a "60
Choice, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
Sudsy drama with "The Choice" being whether or not to have an abortion. Susan Clark, the mother, confides to daughter Largo Woodruff, pregnant with boyfriend Paul Regina's child, that she had agonized over the same question twenty years earlier.
Kent State (1981) as Director Of Photography
A large, relatively unfamiliar cast heads this dramatization of the four days of events leading up to the historic tragedy at Kent State University in May 1970, during the confrontation between National Guardsmen and students staging anti-war demonstrations. Director James Goldstone won an Emmy Awar
Caddyshack (1980) as Director Of Photography
A young caddy strives for success at an exclusive golf club.
Fighting Back (1980) as Director Of Photography
A dramatization of the story of Pittsburgh Steelers football star, Rocky Bleier, and his comeback from serious injuries during the Vietnam War, thanks to Art Rooney, the team's benevolent owner.
High Midnight (1979) as Director Of Photography
Blue-collar worker David Birney vows to avenge the murder of his wife and child in a mistaken no-knock drug raid led by ruthlessly ambitious narcotics officer Mike Connors. An Emmy Award was won by Jerry Fielding for his music score, one of his last.
Goldengirl (1979) as Director Of Photography
An Olympic athlete finds out she was programmed for success.
True Grit (1978) as Director Of Photography
The further adventures of Rooster Cogburn, the rascally Western hero played in "True Grit" (1969) and "Rooster Cogburn" (1975) by John Wayne, has him battling injustice in his own unorthodox way while contending with a teenage girl bent on reforming him.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) as Director Of Photography
The pioneering rock musician fights to win acceptance for his new breed of music.
Almost Summer (1978) as Director Of Photography
Long Journey Back (1978) as Director Of Photography
This film depicts a teenage girl's courageous fight following a crushing school bus accident that leaves her physically and emotionally handicapped.
Standing Tall (1978) as Director Of Photography
A small-time half-breed cattle rancher, struggling to eke out a Depression-era existence, is subjected to a terror campaign after refusing to sell out to a ruthless land baron.
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977) as Director Of Photography
A drama about the eldest Kennedy brother, who undertook a perilous World War II mission that would bring him home a hero and achieve the family dream of a Kennedy in the White House. The film was Emmy Award-nominated as the Outstanding Special of the 1977-78 TV season. Editor Ronald J. Fagan also re
Pipe Dreams (1976) as Director Of Photography
A woman goes to Alaska to try to win back her estranged husband who is working there. She finds that women are greatly in the minority in the small community, in fact, the man who runs the town tries to convince her that she could make good money by becoming a call-girl. But she refuses and continue
Burnt Offerings (1976) as Director Of Photography
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
Keegans, The (1976) as Director Of Photography
An investigative magazine reporter sets out to prove the innocence of his brother, a professional football player who is accused of murdering his sister's brutal attacker, found to be tied in with the syndicate.
Let's Switch (1975) as Director Of Photography
Comedy adventures result when a hip woman's magazine editor and a pretty suburban housewife swap lives.
Someone I Touched (1975) as Director Of Photography
When venereal disease infects a young woman, an expectant mother, and her husband, the question of who contacted it from whom arises. Glynnis O'Connor and Lenka Peterson -- daughter and mother in real life -- are daughter and mother in this odd-themed movie.
Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (1975) as Director Of Photography
A drama about the headline-making murder case involving Dr. Sam Sheppard, the Cleveland osteopathic surgeon who was convicted of the July 4, 1954 slaying of his wife Marilyn. The film relates the ten years he spent in prison and the famous re-trial of 1965 in which he was acquitted on grounds of ins
Fighters, The (1974) as Cinematographer
This documentary chronicles the famous 1971 heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. In addition to footage of the fight, background material on the match explains and underscores its importance.
Godchild, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
An update of the oft-filmed "The Three Godfathers," previously made in 1916 with Harry Carey, repeating his role in John Ford''s 1919 version ("Marked Men"), in William Wyler''s 1929 adaptation ("Hell''s Heroes") with Charles Bickford, in Richard Boleslavski''s 1936 production with Chester Morris and Walter Brennan, and in John Ford''s Technicolor version with John Wayne in 1948, dedicated to Harry Carey. Three Civil War prisoners, fleeing from both Confederates and Apaches, risk their freedom and lives to aid a dying woman and become guardians of her newborn child.
Gun, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners, in a plot similar to the famed overcoat in "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943).
Greatest Gift, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
An impoverished small-town preacher struggles to provide for his family while leading a dwindling congregation, battling restless church deacons and standing up to a bullying sheriff in a small southern town in 1940. The subsequent short-lived series, "The Family Holvak" (9/7/75-10/27/75), reteamed
Steelyard Blues (1973) as Cinematographer
A group of dropouts race to raise money to escape society.
Badlands (1973) as Cinematographer
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
Let the Good Times Roll (1973) as Cinematographer
Fifties rock stars reunite 20 years later for a concert.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) as Director Of Photography
Cameras capture the backstage drama as acting students audition for a film.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Curse of the Black Widow (1977)
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.

Cinematography (special)

Ladies on Sweet Street (1990) as Director Of Photography
Two older women play detective to help the clients of their children, a district attorney and a public defender.
Divided We Stand (1988) as Director Of Photography
The story revolving around the trauma of divorce as seen through the eyes of the 11-year-old son of a divorced man and woman, who both share custody of their son.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Season in Purgatory, A (1996) as Director Of Photography
When a young girl in a prominent New England family is murdered, a 21-year cover-up ensues. Based on Dominick Dunne's novel "A Season in Purgatory."
North and South (1985) as Director Of Photography
A twelve-hour miniseries, adapted from John Jakes' best-selling novel, that depicts the turbulent historical background of conflict between the North and the South during the years 1842 to 1861. Orry Main, a young southern West Point cadet, establishes a life-long friendship with a fellow cadet, nor
V: The Final Battle (1984) as Director Of Photography
Buoyed by the enthusiastic response to the two-part 1983 sci-fi adventure about a group of freedom fighters who do battle in Los Angeles with an invading army of aliens from another world professing peace but actually represent a reptilian race with a Nazi-like philosophy, NBC ordered (from a differ
World War III (1982) as Director Of Photography
The world is placed on the brink of a nuclear holocaust following a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union when an insurgent Russian military group lays siege to the Alaskan pipeline in retaliation for an American grain embargo. U.S. President Rock Hudson and Soviet General Sec
Roots (1977) as Director Of Photography
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Mystic Warrior (To Be Deleted), The (1984) as Director Of Photography
This five-hour saga about a proud band of Sioux Indians, and the efforts of one brave (Robert Beltran) to save his people from destruction through the use of mysterious powers handed down by ancestors, was the end result of a controversial programming venture that was envisioned nearly five years ea
Fatal Vision (1984) as Director Of Photography
The much-acclaimed dramatization of Joe McGinniss' best-seller about Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the former Green Beret captain accused, then cleared, in the brutal murders of his wife and daughters in February 1970, won Emmy Award nominations for the film itself as Outstanding Drama Special as well as f
Rumor of War, A (1980) as Director Of Photography
Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo's best-selling account of his Vietnam experiences and his transformation from idealistic college student turned Marine to battle-hardened and subsequently embittered veteran is dramatized in this two-part film with Brad Davis as Caputo and Keith Carradine

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

Winds of War, The (1983)
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that

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